Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas. It is sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but Xmas and variants such as Xtemass, originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation /ˈkrɪsməs/. The “-mas” part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass, while the “X” comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek wordΧριστός which comes into English as “Christ“.
There is a common belief that the wordXmas stems from a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas by taking the “Christ” out of “Christmas”, but its use dates back to the 16th century.
So let’s not forget what CHRIST is about. Cause he didn’t forget about our sins. He died for everyone not just a few selected one’s. Happy birthday. Thanks for all your blessings.
Robert 62 Motley